Confetti quilt is done!!
Has been for a few days now. I should have taken it outside over the weekend for a photo shoot in the sunlight-- and forgot to.
It will have to wait a few more days to have it's magnificent unveiling... it will be worth it.. I promise. And I had to at least post one finished photo, right? Wait till you see Confetti in the sunlight!!
Switching gears have you heard of a blog called Happy Quilting? Well, Melissa from Happy Quilting has a fantastic creative space that has inspired me to join her for a happy quilt-a-long that is just starting. How can you resist that?
Here is a sneaky at the cool pattern we will be making!! (picture from Happy Quilting)
I think the best part is that there is so much room to still be you in the design, size, and shapes, and I like that kind of creative freedom!! You can read about the start of the quilt-a-long and many size ideas here. I think this pattern is going to be the perfect compliment for the African prints that I have been wanting to pull together for sometime now!
This week we start cutting. Last night, I pulled out most of the fabrics I am thinking of incorporating. This will be my first quilt with a mix of cotton and many other types (most I don't even know the name of).
These fabrics came from a box that was in the trunk of my co-workers car for what she said was a year. She didn't have the heart to throw out the fabric (bless her!) and when she saw some of my work she entrusted me with the whole box!! What a gift! In return, I wanted to make her a quilt... and well... that was already almost a year ago now.
It looks like someone started cutting the lion fabric and joining them. I think I will have to work this in somehow.
This one is my favorite by far. The little birds and fish... the black and white contrast... the little beige/yellow dots in the background!! It's going to be hard to cut, but fun to see in a final design!
The photo washed this one out. It's a soft chocolate brown color. The swirls take my heart for a ride!
I like this one too. It introduces another shade of brown and that awesome royal blue!
I have over a hundred 5 inch squares to cut tonight and am looking forward to getting ready to sew!
-- linking to Fabric Tuesdays over at Quiltstory!--